Christianity calls for everyone to be chaste
April 16, 2013 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated April 15, 2013 at 11:16 p.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
Thank you for your coverage of California's Proposition 8 and the U.S. Supreme Court. May God grant the justices wisdom in making their decision.
Those who have homosexual tendencies are not the ones under fire from society; rather, it is those who believe in a value system that has existed for over 4,000 years.
The Judeo-Christian value system has taught that marriage is and always has been only between a man and a woman, that marriage partners are to be open to procreation (creating children through natural means) and that life begins at conception. All these values have been under attack since the 20th century, and that aggression only grows fiercer in this century.
With the advent and acceptance of contraception, having sex without responsibility (without having children), promulgated in the 1930s by Planned Parenthood's founder, Margaret Sanger, it has been easier for supporters of the sexual revolution to argue for the case of same-sex marriage. Therefore, one should not condemn only those who are attracted to the same sex. ALL of us, heterosexuals included, are called to live chaste lives. (see chastity under website listed below) If we do not, then we fall into the category of sexual revolutionists.
Do not fear! If you are suffering from same-sex attraction and realize that this is not how God made you to live, no matter how our crazy society is trying to "make you feel better" and indoctrinate you to the sexual revolution's agenda, please view the help available at couragerc.net; those with family members or friends suffering from this affliction may find help at couragerc.net/Encourage.html.
P.S.: The argument to allow the legalization of same-sex "marriage" so those with homosexual tendencies may visit their sick loved ones is no longer valid. New federal regulations "scrapped" Family-Only-Visitation Rules in January 2011. Even in ICU, there are no hospital restrictions to visitors outside of family members in the Victoria area. DeTar allows anyone to visit a sick loved one, and with permission from a family member, friends or other loved ones may visit their sick friends at Citizens.
Cynthia Brewer, Victoria